Solution enables smart customer relationship management
UK technology company Remote Energy Monitoring Ltd (REM) and its systems development partner Infotech Enterprises Ltd have unveiled a new interface between SAP’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and REM’s Smart Meter Operations Suite (SMOS).
The announcement came at the opening of a new Centre of Excellence in Holborn, London, where REM’s smart metering systems, solutions and meters can be put through their paces for prospective customers.
John Roberts, chairman of Remote Energy Monitoring Ltd, who opened the new Centre of Excellence with Infotech’s Chairman and Managing Director Mohan Reddy said: “This solution offers tremendous opportunities for utility suppliers who already use SAP within their businesses. AMI integration requires a specialist and hard to resource skill set, which can prove to be challenging even for high-profile system integration companies. Together, Infotech and REM have a proven SAP integration capability.”
President of Infotech’s Global UTG (Utilities, Telecommunications and Government) Business, John Renard agreed and stressed how this alliance will bring significant benefits for customers. He commented: “Our partnership with REM represents a strong combination of technology and services to address both smart metering and smart grid marketplaces. Combining REM’s award-winning and Ofgem-certified technologies with Infotech’s proven experience in delivering cost-effective implementation, integration and managed services to the Utility and Telecommunication sectors, this partnership provides an agile and robust platform to underpin significant return on investment.”
REM’s Chief Operating Officer, Steve Mitchell, added: “Our smart metering solutions provide a scalable and high-speed SAP AMI framework that can be used with SMOS’s advanced smart metering functionalist, offering energy suppliers certainty of outcome both in terms of solution delivery and investment return.”
NOTES TO EDITORS
1.Remote Energy Monitoring is a smart metering and data management company. It designs, develops and deploys complete end-to-end smart metering solutions which help its customers – the UK’s energy supply companies – to increase consumer retention, improve operational efficiency and develop brand reach, while reducing consumer churn and bad debt. Chaired by John Roberts, former CEO of United Utilities plc, Remote Energy Monitoring is a UK company, with unrivalled experience in deploying smart metering solutions. Its meter development centre is in Australia, systems are developed in the UK and meters are manufactured in China. For more information, visit www.remuk.co.uk.
2.Founded in 1991, Infotech Enterprises Ltd is a Global IT services and solutions provider specialising in Engineering Services, Geographic Information Services (GIS) and IT services. It provides services to a wide range of industries – Aerospace, Rail, Automotive, Marine, Energy, Plant Engineering, Utilities, Telecom (operators), Government, Retail, Consumer Electronics, Medical Electronics, Semiconductor, Telecom (Manufacturers) and Computing industries. Infotech has a distinctive business model: “offshore services, onshore responsibility”. It operates “Centres of Excellence” such as the new Remote Energy Monitoring centre in London for leaders in key industries. It combines its extensive engineering design and solutions capability based in India with global delivery through its offices worldwide which provide local customer interface and project management. Many of Infotech’s clients are among the top Fortune 500 companies.